Fort Laramie Interior

Upstairs bedroom in Post Surgeon’s residence, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming, July 9, 2010

Upstairs bedroom in Post Surgeon’s residence, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming, July 9, 2010

Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.  (National Park Service)


Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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  • Hilary Jan 8, 2016

    Hi Mike – it must be fascinating to see … and to check out the trails they used to get around in those very early days …

    Cheers Hilary

    PS – could you do me a favour and give your engineering brain a look at the bridge on my last post (Altarnun 6th Jan 2016) and tell me/us what the staples on the very ancient bridge were used for? Thank you – very much!!
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    • Mike Jan 9, 2016

      It is a fascinating stop. Unfortunately, this was on a travel day — rather than an exploration day — and it was the third historic site we’d stopped at that day. Then the campground we thought to stop at was closed due to flooding from snow melt and rain. So, we got to a place to camp rather later than we usually do.
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  • Hilary Jan 8, 2016

    Thanks Mike – … it helps knowing the word – brilliant – now I can add it in the post itself … Star commenter – thank you!!

    Cheers and have a happy weekend .. Hilary
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